BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Daniel Brautlacht, 20, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny, to delay or destruction of mail. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Russell T. Ippolito, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that the defendant started working for the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) as a city carrier assistant on March 9, 2013. In this position, Brautlacht was responsible for delivering letters, postal cards, packages, bags or mail on behalf of the USPS.